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Tariflox 200 MG Infusion

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsOfloxacin
Description
Tariflox 200 MG Infusion is fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the lungs, skin and urinary tract - the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. This injection is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria in the body. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. What are the side effects of ofloxacin injection? Well, the side effects of Tariflox 200 MG Infusion are diarrhoea, skin rash, pain at the injection site, headache, weakness, and dizziness. It can also cause muscle damage, usually in the ankle. These side effects are temporary and they self-resolve within a few days after the treatment. Tariflox 200 MG Infusion is injected into a vein. Your doctor will determine how many doses you need each day and how often the injections should be given. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tariflox 200 MG Infusion

  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Loose stools
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Breathing difficulty

Uses of Tariflox 200 MG Infusion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Complicated urinary tract infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urethritis
  • Cystitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Prostatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of ofloxacin injection starts immediately after the administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after receiving ofloxacin injection.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of ofloxacin injection lasts for about 12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Tariflox 200 MG Infusion.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Tariflox 200 MG Infusion should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. It is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is used later in pregnancy. Use Tariflox 200 MG Infusion only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Tariflox 200 MG Infusion is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid using Tariflox 200 MG Infusion if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Tariflox 200 MG Infusion can cause muscle damage especially in old age. Do not use Tariflox 200 MG Infusion if you have tendonitis (swelling of fibres that attach bone with muscles) or tendon rupture (a partial or complete tear of the tendon- the tissue that connects muscle to bone).

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Tariflox 200 MG Infusion should be avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Tariflox 200 MG Infusion should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. It is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is used later in pregnancy. Use Tariflox 200 MG Infusion only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Tariflox 200 MG Infusion is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Muscle damage

Tariflox 200 MG Infusion can cause muscle damage usually on the tendons that surround the ankle. Inform your doctor if you feel pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in your muscles.

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with Tariflox 200 MG Infusion should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Diarrhoea

Tariflox 200 MG Infusion can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since Tariflox 200 MG Infusion is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since Tariflox 200 MG Infusion is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

Theophylline

Quinidine

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use Tariflox 200 MG Infusion with caution in patients with nerve problems, seizures, depression, and psychotic reactions. Tariflox 200 MG Infusion can trigger these conditions and inform your doctor immediately if these reactions occur.

Colitis

Use Tariflox 200 MG Infusion with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.

QT Prolongation

Tariflox 200 MG Infusion may cause heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) in some patients who are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Kidney impairment

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while using Tariflox 200 MG Infusion due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Tariflox 200 MG Infusion should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Tariflox 200 MG Infusion stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

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